Monday, August 17, 2009
Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor and Iris Wildthyme
Illustrated in Deleter #3 Black Drawing Ink with crow quill pen and brush on Strathmore 9x12 Smooth Bristol Board.
This illustration is based on one of my favorite characters from the Doctor Who novels: Iris Wildethyme created by uber writer Paul Magrs. Iris is a fellow Timelord of the Doctor whose TARDIS is shaped like a Double-Decker London Bus. Unlike the Doctor's TARDIS, Iris's is in fact smaller on the inside than it is on the outside because it was dying when she found it.
I have her appearing with the Eighth Doctor in this picture because she appeared in quite a few of the Eighth Doctor Adventures published by BBC Books. I based Iris's costume directly on the illustration famous Doctor Who costume designer June Hudson did for one of the covers for an anthology of Iris Wildthyme short stories.
My interpretation of Iris is based on Björk who I could imagine playing the part of Iris if the character appeared in the current television series.